Monday, 18 June 2018

Rice Dumplings



It is chang season. These are called kee chang. Glutinous rice dumplings which are eaten with sweet palm sugar syrup. Have not had these in years. Bought 10 dumplings to try. The savoury rice dumplings with filling can be found all year round but these are only available during this season on the 15th day of the 5th month in the Chinese calendar.

Friday, 15 June 2018

15% Discount Code



If you are thinking of getting the custom woven labels from the Dutch Label Shop, Abby has offered a 15% discount with this code umintsuru15. It will be valid for the next 60 days. Happy creating! I would love to see your labels.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Woven Labels Received

My custom labels from Dutch Label Shop arrived a few days ago. The labels were ready three days after I ordered but the tracking was pending and after 3 weeks, I was getting worried. It shipped from the Netherlands. But I need not have worried. My enquiry was answered very promptly and packaged arrived safely.

If you read my earlier post, I ordered 3 different designs. I am very happy with the results. Tell me what you think.



2.7 x 0.9 inch
iron on



2.4 x 0.8 inch
sew on



2.4 x 0.6 inch
iron on

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Dog Lanterns



These lanterns were made to decorate Chinatown for the Lunar New Year 2018. Now they dot the street market at Chinatown. These were spotted near the Buddha tooth relic temple. It was lighted but it was still too early in the evening to see clearly in this photo.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Niece's Bracelet



Matt Morganite beads paired with hill tribe silver beads and charms. This was made for my niece. A belated birthday gift.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Tsuru's Waiting



She often sits in front of the door whether it is open or closed. 

Waiting. . .

I wonder what she must be thinking.

What's for dinner tonight?


Friday, 8 June 2018

Dahlia Doily 1 WIP1



I chose this pattern to tat from Lee Hye-oon's Lovely Tatting Doilies for Spring and Summer. Many more rounds to go. I am using Lizbeth Size 40 Col. 664 in Ocean Teal Medium.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Nephew's Bracelet





I put together this for my nephew for his birthday. The centre bead is jade with two Celtic knot beads. I hope he likes it.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Annabelle Doily 1 WIP1



Round one tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Col.156 Juicy Watermelon. The clover is tatted with a mock ring at the base. I hope the thread colours will not take away from the pattern design. We will see after the next round is done. Another pattern from Lovely Tatting Doilies for Fall and Winter by Lee Hye-oon.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Large Clover Shuttles



I could not resist this. Large Clover shuttles in new colours. I was at the craft shop in Chinatown to get some crystal string for my stretchy bracelets. I have plenty of shuttles but mostly prefer to tat with the Sewmate and Clover shuttles. The Sewmate picks are sharper and thinner but these Clover ones are sharp too. Very handy when you need to unpick. The large ones are especially useful for bigger projects or when beads are required. What is your favourite shuttle?